Çöğenli Yaylası is a small flat farming hamlet on a plateau high up in the mountain behind Köycegiz and provides some easy walking despite its lofty position. It is just over an hour’s drive from Dalyan. Access during winter may be a little tricky as snow fall can block the roads at times, but from March onwards it should be fine, but you will need to check with someone if the road is open.
Planning your trip is important, there are no shops of any kind at Çöğenli Yaylası so you will need to stock up with supplies before you go, especially water if you are going in the summer months. Bear in mind though it is only just over an hour’s drive from Dalyan and less to Köycegiz , so you may decide to go for a few hours birding there and then make you way back down to more populated areas . Personally I like to spend the whole day there so I don’t feel rushed.
Potential birds may include :
Sombre Tit, Krüper’s Nuthatch, Rock and Black-headed Buntings, Syrian Woodpecker, Finsch’s Wheatear, Cretzschmars Bunting, Redstart and Black Redstart, Raven , Alpine Swift along with seasonal and mountain birds amongst others.
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